episode 35. Art in Medicine: Giving Voice to Patients & Sight to Doctors

During the pandemic, we got super into paint-by-numbers. They were just so soothing and an easy way to create while taking our mind off the crazy world around us. It was a way to be calm and focused. And a lot of people use art in this way, to figure out your emotions or asContinue reading “episode 35. Art in Medicine: Giving Voice to Patients & Sight to Doctors”

episode 34. Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Shocking Truth

Tying tubes, nonconsensual hysterectomies, withholding medical care without contraception use…these are just a few ways that forced sterilization has occurred in the United States. The history of forced sterilization is sewn into the fabric of US history, and has played an insidious role in this country. This episode, we learn about the eugenics movement, itsContinue reading “episode 34. Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Shocking Truth”

episode 33. Nutrition: Tree-eaters v. Meat-eaters: & Everyone in Between

There is nothing quite like a delicious breakfast to start your day, or snack to hold you over, or dinner to put you to bed. Right? But as you eat your tasty food, do you ever think about what exactly is in it? Or what it does to your health? Join us in this episodeContinue reading “episode 33. Nutrition: Tree-eaters v. Meat-eaters: & Everyone in Between”

episode 32. Internal Medicine: The Tell All

Tying tubes, nonconsensual hysterectomies, withholding medical care without contraception use…these are just a few ways that forced sterilization has occurred in the United States. The history of forced sterilization is sewn into the fabric of US history, and has played an insidious role in this country. This episode, we learn about the eugenics movement, itsContinue reading “episode 32. Internal Medicine: The Tell All”

episode 31. Witches: Society’s Scapegoat

When you think of witches, what comes to mind? If I had to guess I’d say you thought of halloween, potions, broomsticks, and big pointy hats. But the witches in this episode didn’t wear pointy hats, at least I don’t think so. They are your mom, your elderly neighbor, your best friend. Join us inContinue reading “episode 31. Witches: Society’s Scapegoat”

episode 29. Undesirable: The History of Forced Sterilization in the U.S.

Tying tubes, nonconsensual hysterectomies, withholding medical care without contraception use…these are just a few ways that forced sterilization has occurred in the United States. The history of forced sterilization is sewn into the fabric of US history, and has played an insidious role in this country. This episode, we learn about the eugenics movement, itsContinue reading “episode 29. Undesirable: The History of Forced Sterilization in the U.S.”

episode 28. Cells & Periods: The Adventures of Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi

It’s the 1800s and the realm of medicine hasn’t quite adjusted to modern thought quite yet. Physicians still believe that dirty air is what is causing that rash on your arm and that when you menstruate, your brain is too exhausted and confused to hold a job. That is at least until Dr. Mary PutnamContinue reading “episode 28. Cells & Periods: The Adventures of Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi”

episode 27. From Tradition to Rebellion: The History of Body Piercings

A little poke of a needle and a moment of pain in the name of what? Beauty? Wealth? Tradition? Maybe all of the above? The history of body piercings is a long one, dating back millennia and spanning many civilizations. In this week’s episode, we dive into why Egyptian pharaohs would execute anyone with aContinue reading “episode 27. From Tradition to Rebellion: The History of Body Piercings”

episode 26. The ‘Not So’ Atypical Patient: Women’s Heart Health

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, killing 1 in 5. But how did we get here? Cardiology and heart disease is an extremely well studied field yet it still feels like women are being left behind as they die at alarming rates. Join us in this episodeContinue reading “episode 26. The ‘Not So’ Atypical Patient: Women’s Heart Health”

episode 25. The Lap that Cradles Civilization: Women and Ayurvedic Medicine

Would you consider yourself a fiery person? Grounded? Dynamic? Maybe a combination of the three? If you looked at your health from the perspective of Ayurvedic medicine, it would probably be some combination of the three with one aspect being dominant. And this combination would be unique to you! But it would also have anContinue reading “episode 25. The Lap that Cradles Civilization: Women and Ayurvedic Medicine”